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14 Residential Care Homes near Topeka, KS

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Residential care homes in Topeka may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Topeka care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Topeka, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

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Winter Meadow

2832 SW Mulvane, Topeka, KS 66611

(3 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Winter Meadow is a community that is aimed at providing assisted senior living to those who want to enjoy their later years but simply need a little bit of help along the way. Our community is designed to allow seniors to live independently and only receive the help that they feel they need. By...

Raynor Care Home

711 NE Winfield, Topeka, KS 66616

(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private, Studio, 1 Bed

Hillsdale Place LLC

1402 SW Lancaster Street, Topeka, KS 66604

(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

DIGNITY AND QUALITY CARE Seniors deserve to be well treated with dignity. At ANew Home we do just that by providing a place that will make your family members feel relaxed and comfortable. Located in Topeka, KS we have many characteristics that set us apart from other health care centers. We...

Peggy Kelly House I

2111 SW Randolph Ave, Topeka, KS 66611

(4 reviews)

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Morningstar Care Homes of Baldwin City

232 Elm St, Baldwin City, KS 66006

(6 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

ComfortCare Homes of Baldwin City is located in a beautiful single-family home in a residential neighborhood near the historic Baker University campus. We specialize in providing personalized, individual memory care for our residents who suffer from dementias such as Alzheimer's, along with...

Clover Care Home

6320 Zarda Drive, Shawnee, KS 66226

(3 reviews)

Studio, Private

Clover Care Home is located in Shawnee Kansas owned and operated by an Occupational Therapist. Clover Care offers a smaller home environment which allows for staff to cater to residents needs.

Oakley Place, LLC

618 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS 66088

(5 reviews)


Oakley Place, LLCOakley Place, LLC is located in Topeka, KS in Shawnee County. This residential care home offers you a safe place to live in an area that is beautiful and full of things to do. Those who spend time in Topeka enjoy checking out the Kansas State Capital Building, Lake Shawnee,...

Bridge Haven Care Cottage

3109 W. 26th St, Lawrence, KS 66047

(4 reviews)


We hope you’ll get to know Bridge Haven because it is unlike any other assisted living community. Bridge Haven provides senior residents personalized assisted living and memory care in unique private residential homes located in beautiful, well-established Lawrence, Kansas neighborhoods. Comfort...

Morningstar Care Homes of Ottawa

27 E Rockwood Drive, Ottawa, KS 66006

(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

ComfortCare Homes of Ottawa is a residential care home located in the peaceful city of Ottawa, Kansas, a quiet suburb in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Our inviting community is situated on an inviting, tree-lined residential street near Rock Creek and Ottawa University, providing easy access...

Bridge Haven Memory Care

1701 Research Park Drive, Lawrence, KS 66047

(3 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

We hope you’ll get to know Bridge Haven because it is unlike any other assisted living community. Bridge Haven provides senior residents personalized assisted living and memory care in unique private residential homes located in beautiful, well-established Lawrence, Kansas neighborhoods. Comfort...

Neuvant House of Lawrence

1216 Biltmore Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049

(2 reviews)

1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

Neuvant House of Lawrence is an assisted living community providing Alzheimer's and dementia care in the city of Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence is the home of the University of Kansas, and this city of just over 100,000 people is filled with many cultural and artistic opportunities. At Neuvant House,...

Dunns Vista

424 Washington Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006

(2 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Linnwood Park of Meriden, South

3566 62nd Street, Meriden, KS 66512

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Caring Homes Olathe

20687 W 125th Court, Olathe, KS 66061

(0 review)

Studio, Private, Semi-Private

Caring Homes is a unique community that has raised the bar in service and care for our residents. Caring Homes is designed for residents with memory and cognitive issues. We have a director, licensed nurse, CNAs and CMAs who provide loving, professional care and activity assistants who provide...

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Cost of care homes in Topeka, KS

The average cost of senior living in Kansas is $5,438 per month as compared to $3,786 in the United States.

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What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Learn more about other types of senior living in Topeka, Kansas

Care Homes in Topeka, KS

Residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in Topeka, KS

In the state of Kansas, the median monthly cost for a room in a care home is about $5,500. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help you find the right residential care home in Topeka for you or your loved one.

Learn More About Topeka, KS

Cost of Living

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
83 93 $813 15.5% spend over 30% of their income on rent $100,074 $46,087 None

Local Hospitals

The Topeka region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • University of Kansas HospitSt. Francis Campus – This 264-bed facility holds an advanced certification for primary stroke care from the American Heart Association. In addition to these recognized services, other specialties include joint replacement, neurology, and diabetes treatment. The hospital also offers a home care program.
  • Newton Medical Center – Named one of the best rural hospital facilities in the country, Newton Medical Center is often recognized for providing care related to bone health and fragility. This hospital provides home care for eligible patients.

Weather and Climate

The climate of Topeka, KS is considered hot-summer/humid continental. Residents can expect four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. On average, the humidity level for Topeka is about 70%. This number often peaks in June, at around 72% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
79°F 93°F (July) 65°F (July) 34°F 49°F (February) 19°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
44 (Good) 52 in December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.


Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 6” (May) 16”

Demographics and Values

Topeka tends to lean slightly conservative. Although a majority of the city’s residents voted for Republican candidates in the last five presidential elections, Republicans won this majority by less than 10 percent. State, county, and city governments employ a fourth of all workers in Topeka, as the city is home to the Kansas Statehouse. Manufacturing, construction, and retail trades also stand out as major industries. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Frito-Lay, Inc., and Hallmark Cards all have distribution plants in the city. BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas, a health insurance company, is headquartered in Topeka.

Topeka, KS has a significant Hispanic and Latino population. Residents founded El Centro de Topeka, which empowers the community through crucial resources. The Community Resource Program strives to bridge the gap for residents with limited English comprehension, and employs a fully-bilingual staff. The Mobile Health Clinic, a partner of the Washburn School of Nursing, aims to make healthcare more accessible and transparent for this population. Additionally, the Latino Leadership Collective amplifies Latino voices in business, and advocates for high-level representation across the city’s leading companies.

Topeka proudly showcases the city’s Black history as well. The state made history as the site of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, which ruled that “separate but equal” policies violated the U.S. Constitution. The city preserves Monroe Elementary School, which integrated due to this decision, as a commemorative museum.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Shawnee County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
44.2% 46.8% 9.0%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
232,594 148,960 795 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of 0.50% since 2010


Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
37 29% 12% 6% 5%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
31% 28% 11%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
1.7% 10.6% 15% 1% 0.1% 68.3% 4.9%


Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
7,326 52 6


Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
6% 63% 16% 17% 7% 10%

Topeka is not considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the LGBTQ+ community may face discrimination in certain parts of the city. The Human Rights Campaign scored Topeka a zero out of 30 on its index for non-discrimination laws. The city does not prohibit discrimation on the basis of sexual orientation in housing or employment. In spite of this, there is some support in the area. Equality House, which has made headlines for its location directly across from Westboro Baptist Church, is an LGBTQ+ resource center and a strong visual testament to LGBTQ+ pride. PFLAG, a national body of affirming support groups for LGBTQ+ youths and parents, also has a chapter in Topeka.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Topeka’s rich museum scene will appeal to fans of history and politics. Tourists and residents can glimpse the role and process of state politics and legislature with guided tours of the Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center. The Kansas Museum of History traces state events and figures from the prehistoric age to the present, with exhibits on Native American tribal culture, the Oregon and Santa Fe trails, and the state’s impact in the Civil War. The Combat Air Museum, Museum of Kansas National Guard, and Holley Museum of Military History all contain war relics, machinery, and tributes. Seniors receive discounts at many of these institutions.

The Topeka Zoo, located in Gage Park, regularly ranks as one of the city’s most popular attractions. More than 250 animals live in the zoo, which also houses an indoor tropical rain forest. Fishers, kayakers, or anyone looking to enjoy the water will appreciate Topeka’s access to both Shawnee Lake and Kaw River.


Topeka Metro runs 14 fixed routes on weekdays and 12 on Saturdays. The Flex, a general, direct-to-destination transit service, gives rides weekdays from 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., which passengers must call to schedule. Seniors, people with disabilities, low-income individuals, and Medicare cardholders are all eligible for fare discounts.

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